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Topic aquaculture

  • Newsroom

    GAA, BAP Makes a Splash at Seafood Expo North America

    Once again this year, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) exhibited at Seafood Expo North America (SENA). The 2019 edition of SENA — North America’s largest seafood trade show, with more than 1,340 exhibiting companies from 50-plus countries — took place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, from March 17 […]

  • Newsroom

    Canada’s CBC Set To Air Exposé On Shrimp, Antimicrobial Resistance

    On Friday, March 15, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) is set to air an exposé on its popular consumer-watchdog program, Marketplace, on shrimp and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) titled “Testing Shrimp for Superbugs.” Due to the nature of the segment and its conversations with the CBC, the Global Aquaculture Alliance is concerned that the TV network […]

  • Advocacy

    Barton Seaver on Expanding Aquaculture Responsibly

    Editor’s note: The following is a guest blog post by chef, author and seafood advocate Barton Seaver. GAA and Seaver recently announced a partnership to raise public awareness of responsible aquaculture and the importance of sourcing seafood with provenance. ‘Tis the season when we take stock of the past year and determine which challenges we’ll seek to […]

  • Membership

    Join the Global Aquaculture Alliance on Giving Tuesday

    Join the Global Aquaculture Alliance on #GivingTuesday! Because, real change in farming practices starts here, with you. We’re celebrating a year of changing the perception of aquaculture. As I’m sure you’re already aware, aquaculture that is executed poorly can be damaging to human health, precious natural resources, and economies. By becoming a member, you are […]

  • Leadership

    GAA and National Seafood Month: What is your aquaculture question?

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is teaming up with experts in the aquaculture world for a National Seafood Month campaign, and we need your help. More specifically, we need your aquaculture question. Earlier this summer we asked people in Portsmouth, N.H., What is aquaculture? The results inspired us to think about the questions that are out there […]

  • MyGAA

    Three Reasons Why You Should Download the New MyGAA App

    Last week, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced the launch of the new MyGAA app to accompany the MyGAA online community — another tool for aquaculture professionals and enthusiasts to connect and engage (instructions for how to download below). Download the app for on-the-go access: The MyGAA app allows users to utilize all of their favorite resources […]

  • Education

    The Forgotten Pillar: Four Facts About Seafood’s Food-Safety Record

    When asked about seafood sustainability, what comes to mind? Environmental responsibility? Social responsibility? Animal welfare? While all three are pillars of seafood sustainability, there’s a fourth pillar that, unfortunately, is often left out of the equation — food safety. Food safety refers to the handling, preparing and storing of food in a way that reduces the […]

  • Education

    Celebrate World Oceans Day with Responsible Seafood

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance wants you to celebrate World Oceans Day with responsible seafood. Choosing sustainably farmed seafood takes pressure off precious ocean resources. Let’s break it down: Throughout history, we’ve relied on the oceans to provide essential nutrients, including seafood. The growing demand for seafood (there will be 9.6 billion residents on Earth by […]

  • Education

    Where Does My Seafood Come From?

    Most of us are aware of seafood’s nutritional benefits. It’s high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 and low in saturated fat. It’s an ideal source of minerals such as iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Seafood provides more than 3.1 billion people with almost 20 percent of their average […]

  • Education

    Farmed Seafood Health Myths: Why We Should Be Eating More, Not Less

    Myth 1. Farmed seafood isn’t healthy to eat Reality Check: Aquaculture is just as healthy, if not healthier, than wild seafood The diets of farmed seafood are carefully monitored to ensure the fish produced are safe and healthy to consume. Regulations surrounding aquaculture practices are among the most stringent in the world (1). Fisheries strive […]